Up 8 Notches in Tholons: Bacolod Doubles Score in Digital And Innovation

I and the Bacolod Negros Occidental Federation for Information and Communications Technology (BNEFIT) and all our partners welcome with pride and gratefulness the improvement of Bacolod City’s ranking in the 2018 Tholons Services Globalization Index (TSGI) from 97 to 89. The full report is in this link http://www.tholons.com/digital-innovation/ It is so inspiring to see theContinue reading “Up 8 Notches in Tholons: Bacolod Doubles Score in Digital And Innovation”

Samar Starts A Spark in the ICT Industry

The Provincial Government of Samar, through the Project Monitoring Office and the Provincial Investment and Trade Promotions Office hosted a Capability Development Workshop for the newly-created Spark Samar Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council last September 3, 2018 in Catbalogan City. This project was initiated by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) inContinue reading “Samar Starts A Spark in the ICT Industry”

NICP: Leading Philippine ICT Councils as Engines for Digital Inclusion

The National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), a non-stock, non-profit organization, which was founded in 2008, serves as a convergence of information and communications technology (ICT) councils all over the Philippines, representing the stakeholders in their respective geographical locations such as regions, provinces, cities and municipalities. The idea started in 2007, when several ICTContinue reading “NICP: Leading Philippine ICT Councils as Engines for Digital Inclusion”

Bacolod, Negros Occidental Target 10,000 O&O jobs by 2010  

  (Note: This was the Press Release issued to local media on November 18, 2007. Bacolod ended the year 2010 with 11,000 ICT-enabled jobs) About a hundred stakeholders coming from the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, government, academe, business, real estate and the media committed to generate at least 10,000 offshore and outsourcing (OContinue reading “Bacolod, Negros Occidental Target 10,000 O&O jobs by 2010  “

Blockchain to Boost Bacolod’s BPO Services

Industry practitioners sees blockchain as a new technology that will enhance Bacolod City’s current lead as as a center for excellence in information technology and business process management amidst the threats of new disruptive technologies. Randy Knutson, head of DynaQuest Technology Services, a Manila-based firm says “blockchain technology will help the Philippine BPO industry migrateContinue reading “Blockchain to Boost Bacolod’s BPO Services”

Bacolod Aims To Be GameDev Hub

Information and communications technology (ICT) stakeholders in Bacolod aims to position the city as a hub for the game development industry in the Philippines. In 2013, the Bacolod – Negros Occidental Federation for ICT (BNEFIT) officially launched the advocacy to step up in three areas, namely healthcare information management (HIM), software development and creative processes,Continue reading “Bacolod Aims To Be GameDev Hub”


Officers of the Provincial Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council of Biliran took their oath office last May 18, 2018 for the promotion, application and improvement of ICT for community development in the province. Leading the oath is Biliran Vice Governor Eriberto Tubis, Jr. in the Municipality of Naval in Biliran and witnessed by DepartmentContinue reading “BILIRAN CREATES ICT COUNCIL”

SITIO Iligan Launched

Private and public stakeholders of Iligan City launched yesterday, June 27, the initiative to create more digital jobs and opportunities under a concrete business framework named as SITIO (Social Innovation Through Impact Outsourcing). Heading the launch were acting Iligan mayor Jemar Vera Cruz, city councilors Jesse Ray Balanay and Belinda Lim, lawyer Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, theContinue reading “SITIO Iligan Launched”

2017 eGOV LGU Awardees

Sixteen local government units (LGU) projects earned the spotlight during the 6th Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance for Local Government Units or eGOV Awards last November 17 for their outstanding information and communication technology (ICT) systems. The awarding ceremony is part of the 9th National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) ICTContinue reading “2017 eGOV LGU Awardees”

Bacolod Gears For Big Data

The challenges of the so-called “future of work” have driven Bacolod and Negros Occidental digital leaders to move faster than the quite usual pace of provinces in the peripheries. Last February 9 to 12, BagoSphere, a trailblazing social enterprise for talent development in Negros Occidental, though its BagoSphere Labs, organized Big Data Analytics 101 featuringContinue reading “Bacolod Gears For Big Data”